I just had a fun, yet unlikely thought that I feel is worth sharing.
Due to how the soft region locking will affect contenders 2019 season 1, players who were signed to an organisation prior to October 28th 2018 are not counted towards the non-resident player limit. This rule will no longer count for season 2. But it does create an interesting hypothetical. This rule will prevent any team from north america fielding a full Korean team as no team has 2 starting players that are region locking exempt.
Well kinda, there is a very sneaky work around which could lead to the most stupid end scenario in the word. Where a full Korean team wins the 4 back to back Contenders NA title for Fusion University.
Though fusions current starting roster of Snillo, Alarm, Bernar, Naist, Changsik and Elk only has 2 players eligible for this exemption (Alarm and Bernar). There is a work around the org could use. Late 2018 the org chose to loan whoru to Korean team Meta Athena. This crucially means that he is still on his original contract with the fusion. A contract which was signed prior to the cut off date. Thus making him region locking exempt . Therefore if fusion wanted to they could build a full Korean roster that is eligible to play in contenders NA 2019 season 1. All they would need to do is bring back whoru and find a Korean main support (assuming whoru or naist plays hitscan well enough)
Granted this is unlikely due to fusion recently signing CarCar to the roster, but the meme dream is still a possibility.